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Traveler impressions of Dublin
It was only a 2-day short trip from my main trip to England. The Guinness Storehouse tour was the main highlight of the trip and had a great time walking around Dublin and having good food with many pints of Guinness.
Friendly people everywhere who stop to help you answer questions to give directions. Tourist friendly indeed.
Extremely friendly people, and we had good weather... The DART out to Bray was very scenic, and Malahide was awesome also.
For a woman traveling alone, the city felt quite safe. The streets and sidewalks need to be swept -- they are really dirty.
The city feels very crowded and the tourist buses too many. Crossing the streets is dangerous but the directions well marked. The street signs are invisible; only the locals know where they are!
This is by far one of my favourite cities in the world. From sightseeing to dining and entertainment Dublin has the lot
The local people we encountered in Dublin were the very friendliest people I have encountered in my travels throughout the Europe.
They are so proud of their heritage and culture, and eager to share it.
We are never bored in Dublin. no matter when we go there we find lots to do. We stayed in the Double tree Burlington hotel this time and saw another part of Dublin.
Its a beautiful location and feels very safe and quiet.
TWe stayed over Easter weekend , the anniversary ofthe 1916 uprising. So on sunday there was a rememberance service and the next day a festival with vintage cars, people wearing vintage clothes, rides for the children and live music.
The city tour bus is excellent,hop on and off for two days,19 euros. Lots of the museums are free but not open on a Monday.If you want to visit the guinness factory or the jail I would suggest you pre_book as they are very popular.Why not visit Shell Bourne the greyhound racingtrack.Phoenix park is massive,and popular with joggers,there is also a zoo.
Dublin has a great variety of activities for all budgets and tastes. We particularly enjoyed the shopping district around O'Connell Street with a great option of local businesses and almost all worldwide high-street brands.
Dublin has very scenic accessible walks, either along the river Liffey with its lovely bridges or around the Castle or Temple bar area. It's worth visiting the premises of Trinity College with its Old Library, the nearby Grafton street area for a stroll around the shops and coffee at Butler's (on Wicklow Street) or dinner at the stylish Trocadero (on St Andrew's Street). It's a must to visit Dublin Castle, the nearby Gardens, St Patrick's cathedral, St Stephen's Green and the nearby National Museum of Ireland. After a late stroll around the Temple Bar area, it's worth stopping at the very friendly café/bistro Al's Stage Door on Essex Street, with very friendly service and a cosy, welcoming atmosphere that lets anyone feel at home in Dublin.
Places to Visit: - Jameson Whiskey museum. (Also Guinness - but I prefer Jameson museum.) - Wander down Grafton St (Buskers etc) & Stephens Green - Trinity College - wander around and/or visit Library/Book of Kells.
Nightlife - Temple Bar is you like it hectic - Or find a nice pub and talk to the locals. TONERS, Baggot St; KENNEDYS, Westland Row; DAVE BYRNES OR NEARY'S, Grafton St Area. - Theatre: Always several good plays on: ABBEY, GATE etc. Pre-cautions - Just be a bit aware of possible pick pockets/bag snatchers.
You have to have a full irish breakfast from Herb Street near the docklands next to The Marker Hotel.
Not only is the architecture really cool in the area so your eyes will have their fill as well, the food at Herb Street is so fresh! The Marker Rooftop bar is a must stop but they close early at 11pm.
I really enjoyed a relaxing afternoon with a friend exploring Trinity College, this place has hundreds of years of history and has many famous graduates over many centuries .
I recommend plenty of time to soak up and learn about it's history .
a beautiful city, with fun welcoming people. DART train allows you cheaply into the city centre or out to beach/ port locations like Howth and Greystones.
A fascinating cosmopolitan city.
Dublin is the home of "Craic!" Impossible not to have fun no matter what you are there for. Whether it be a romantic getaway, discovering your Irish heritage, on a mad weekend bender with the lads.
Probably the best selection of bars anywhere in the world. Surprisingly some excellent places to eat aswell. If you can get out of Temple Bar please do so, as this is basically touristville, you will pay more for everything and as close to an irishman you will find will be a pretty eastern european girl behind the bar, or a scottish guy in a kilt walking the streets.
as this review is about our return journey i booked the HILTON HOTEL dublin airport (I even rang them) THIS HOTEL IS A VERY LONG WAY FROM THE AIRPORT NOT WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE.
WE HIRED A CAR RETURNED THE CAR AND HAD TO MAKE OUR WAY BACK . (THEIR ARE OTHER HOTELS MUCH CLOSER WITHIN IN WALKING DISTANCE) THEY CHARGE FOR THE WIFI ONLY FREE IN PULIC AREAS EVEN CUT OUT COFFE AND BISCUITS IN THE ROOM.
Parts of Dublin city centre are very rough, and not very nice. That said, there are plenty of sights to see from the Guiness factory, to Christchurch cathedral, St Stephen's green and many more.
Definitely worth a weekend trip!
dublin is a great city. relatively small so easy to get around by foot if you are able to. generally always cold.
lots of pubs especially on temple bar that are great at night. great shops and tours available that take you on day trips to places such as the cliffs and blarney castle
Dublin was not very exciting as a city especially for tourists. It doesn't have too much to see and many streets were very quiet.
But food was interesting and the live music in pubs were fun.
Dublin is a great city! I would reccomend jumping on one of the sightseeing tours and circle the city and then go back and visit what area you prefer.
There is so much to see in Dublin. Taxi drivers are honest and great sources for where to go and what to avoid and they will give you directions and sources. St. Patricks Cathedral is stunning and cultural. Temple Bar area is fun with lots of places to eat and shop but its not the area for small children. dublin has museums and the Guiness tour its a wonderful city. You need at least 3 full days to see the highlights.
A great city: friendly people, easily accessible. A great city combining fun and culture and doesn't take itself too seriously.
There are so many things to see and do. The sightseeing, theatre performances, history, nightlife - everything.
Don't forget to travel outside of Dublin to NewGrange. This tour can also be organised from Dublin.
Take the Dublin Bus Hop-on/hop-off tour to get a good overal view of the city. Trinity College and the Book of Kells, Kilmainham Gaol, St.
Patrick's and Christchurch Cathedrals are must-sees.
Everything's within easy walk and certainly the park and the pubs were great . The Hairy lemon pub is worth a visit great food and great staff including mel
The best time to come is in the Summer when (hopefully) the weather will be good. You can enjoy the weather along with the many activities and facilities Dublin has to offer!
Dublin is a nice, small city, so you can cross it for a couple of days and then visit Irish breathtaking landmarks, they are really exciting
Dublin is amazing! We were amazed by the kindness of the people and their will to help! This was the first thing we noticed about the city! A big plus for restaurants is that they always serve you drinking water to the table I loved that! People kept warning us about robberies of phones&wallets at the trinity college area, gladly we didn't get a proof for that to be true! The city bus tour is nice you can get a combo ticket with airport shuttle for 26€
Very easy city to walk about. Lots of bars and restaurants. Many sites right in the city. Very friendly helpful residents.
Dublin seems to be Ireland's New York City. It's bustling with people at all times of the day. There is so much to see and do here! We ventured over to Trinity College which is rich in history! Here you can see buildings that date from the 1700s and the Book of Kells which dates back to 600 AD! The library is breathtaking with its vaulted arched ceiling, two levels of extensive book collections, and white bustforms of ancient figures in history outlining the lower level.
Our tour guide, Steven, was very entertaining. Grafton street is great for shopping. Temple Bar is great for eats and nightlife. The Pint is a great venue for music and though we did not visit the Guiness Storehouse we would have liked to.
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